Deakin University, Australia has announced its Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship programme 2022, which offers a 100% tuition fee waiver to four “high-achieving” Indian students for the full duration of their studies at the university in either undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Applications for the scholarship are open for students applying for admissions in July this year, the university said in a statement.
The announcement comes as part of Deakin University’s Changing Lives initiative, which recognises deserving students with consistently high academic performance, who have potential to make a leading contribution to the university and their community in India.
Deakin University has 28 years of engagement in India, fostering collaborations across education and research. It launched this initiative in 2014 to support talented and dedicated students and has awarded 35 scholarships to date.
Iain Martin, vice-chancellor of Deakin University, said that Deakin was committed to supporting Indian students who had aspirations to pursue a high-quality international education.
“For over almost three decades, Deakin’s relationship with India has been a very successful one, achieving great outcomes for Indian students and their communities. This is a priority for us helping students gain the skills that will make a real difference to their communities In India,” he added.
Ravneet Pawha, vice-president (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia) at Deakin, said, “This announcement couldn’t have come at a better time. Both our countries’ prime ministers have recently emphasised the importance of education exchange in the light of the Free Trade Agreement.”
The selection for the Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship programme is a rigorous process consisting of application review, referee recommendations and interviews/presentations, including a panel interview with neutral representatives from academia and industry.
“Through the Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship programme, we provide financial support to deserving students so they can focus on realising their full potential,” added Martin.
Deakin University also offers other academic merit-based bursaries and scholarships for Indian students that include a 25% merit scholarship and a 20% bursary for studies onshore in Australia.
For more information about the Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship Programme 2022, please visit: http://deakinuniversity.in/vcscholars